Brazil jail break: dozens of prisoners on loose

Brazil jail break: dozens of prisoners on loose  Brazil's national prisons authority has said more than 150 prisoners have escaped from a semi-open prison in the town of Bauru.

Military police managed to recapture 90 of them later on Tuesday. However, Brazilian police in the state of Sao Paulo launched an operation to hunt down the remaining 62 prisoners on the loose.

A rebellion erupted Tuesday morning when a prison guard confiscated a mobile phone, considered a banned item, from an inmate.

"The prisoners started a commotion and some took advantage of it to flee," a source in the prisons authority told AFP news agency.

Inmates at the Penitentiary Progression Center also set fire to the roof of a cellblock, although firefighters responded quickly to put out the blaze.
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